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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #61
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Old September 12th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #62
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I can see the cladding already started.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #63
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Despite being one of the largest cities in Africa, Lagos is yet to have a single building over 100 metres in height with the current record holder being a mere 83 metres. All of this is changing however with the construction of the new InterContinental in the city.

Developed by the Milan Group, the project features a 22 storey tower of 100 metres in height with 230 normal rooms each coming in at a whopping 42 square metres in size, the equivalent of some one bedroom apartments in London. There will also be superior rooms, 31 suites, with one sub-presidential and one presidential suite topping the tower.

As one would expect from a luxury hotel there will also be a health club with 22 metre long pool, sauna, a new restaurant, complete with views that overlook a waterfall that's seven metres tall, two specialist restaurants, an outdoor garden café, and a bar.

Growth in and around Lagos has become ever more rapid since the country made the transition from military rule towards democracy, something that is also being fueled by oil wealth, and the gradually decreasing corruption in what was once a famously criminal state that is making it an improving venue for foreign investments.

All of this has added up towards Lagos, a city with a current population of over eight million people, becoming a place where there is most definitely the demand for high-rise luxury hotels. With growth as fast as it is the only surprise is the plans are relatively modest for what is one of the world's leading boom towns
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 09:36 AM   #64
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #65
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It's like the cladding has already commenced?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 10:01 AM   #66
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Old October 17th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #67
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That "Intercontinental Aims for Lagos New Tallest" story is contrary. Lagos already has a uilding over 100 metres tall. NECOM House has 32 floors and there is no way that would be only 83 metres. Necom House should be about 120 metres.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 01:43 PM   #68
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That "Intercontinental Aims for Lagos New Tallest" story is contrary. Lagos already has a uilding over 100 metres tall. NECOM House has 32 floors and there is no way that would be only 83 metres. Necom House should be about 120 metres.
That's exactly what I was saying, The tallest structures in the CBD are taller.

However the Intercontinental will be the tallest Hotel in the county.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #69
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This is absolutely wonderful, you see a building.....I see thousands of Jobs being created..wonderful,awesome!
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Old October 18th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #70
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That "Intercontinental Aims for Lagos New Tallest" story is contrary. Lagos already has a uilding over 100 metres tall. NECOM House has 32 floors and there is no way that would be only 83 metres. Necom House should be about 120 metres.
It means poor reports on the height of Nigeria tall buildings!What is actually the height of the tallest completed building in Nigeria?
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #71
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It means poor reports on the height of Nigeria tall buildings!What is actually the height of the tallest completed building in Nigeria?
I dont know the height, but the tallest building in nigeria has to be NECOM HOUSE, with over 32 floors. It has to have a hieght of 100-130 meters?

Tbite created a thread of the tallest buildings in nigeria a while back
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Old October 18th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #72
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Found it....The tallest building in nigeria is the Necom house...standing at a height of 160m (with spire).

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The tower was originally build as the headquarters of Nigerian External Communications (NECOM), which was bought out by Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL)

- Tallest building in Nigeria and all of West Africa.
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I think the news paper got there source from emporis, which has the tallest building in lagos standing at 83m.

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This is absolutely wonderful, you see a building.....I see thousands of Jobs being created..wonderful,awesome!
Exactly.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #75
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Intercontinental is really one of the largest and best hoteliers in the world.Having something like this in an African city just prove that right.
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This is absolutely wonderful, you see a building.....I see thousands of Jobs being created..wonderful,awesome!
I disagree with your statement about the number of jobs that would be created.

It's only in Nigeria where a company sets up and claims to have created thousands of jobs as a result. Most companies do not employ thousands of people esp. in one country unless they are a multinational or well-diversified company and that usually happens over a period of five to seven years after setting up.

This hotel is a good development for Lagos and will definitely add to the skyline but as for employment - direct employment would probably be 25-50 people. Supply chain vendors/service providers may benefit by having another 50-100 jobs being created. However, the economic boost to Lagos overall cannot be fully quantified and that's what makes this a worthy project.

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I disagree with your statement about the number of jobs that would be created.

It's only in Nigeria where a company sets up and claims to have created thousands of jobs as a result. Most companies do not employ thousands of people esp. in one country unless they are a multinational or well-diversified company and that usually happens over a period of five to seven years after setting up.

This hotel is a good development for Lagos and will definitely add to the skyline but as for employment - direct employment would probably be 25-50 people. Supply chain vendors/service providers may benefit by having another 50-100 jobs being created. However, the economic boost to Lagos overall cannot be fully quantified and that's what makes this a worthy project.
Actually, projects like these create and/or sustain hundreds of direct and indirect jobs across a broad spectrum -- from professionals (architects, engineers, financiers, lawyers, consultants, project managers, hospitality professionals, caterers, etc) to technicians, artisans, builders, cleaners, security, laborers, etc and finally to suppliers, serivicers and sundry subcontractors.
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